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  • Enliven exists to support individuals and organizations to live from authentic power, presence, and instinct in service of bringing forth a thriving, vital world for all.

Hi, I'm Spencer Honeyman, Founder of Enliven Academy.
I started Enliven out of the desire to create and support cultures where people feel alive, whole, and tapped into something essential. It is a surprisingly rare thing to be in such an environment; It takes both serious inner and outer work to make it real but we can't skirt around the effort needed. This time on Earth is much too tenuous and our work much too important to be operating within spaces of disconnection, inefficiency, frustration, and disempowerment.
I owe the inspiration of my work to a number of people. I've studied with two main teachers in coaching, facilitation, and group process over the last decade - Thomas Hübl & Diane Hamilton - both gems and amazingly bright, creative masters of process. Hatha yoga has been a practice of mine for almost 20 years with several main teachers and over the last 10 years in the tradition of Shadow Yoga through Scott Blossom who brings an incredible precision to subtle energy. Buddhist meditation is dear to my heart and I've worked most deeply in the Pointing Out the Great Way, Mahamudra style via Dan Brown. I've played music my whole life and I have trained with Dave Worm in the Art of Circlesinging as well as the body music community. I am deeply touched by the beauty of the Earth and its ancient forests, oceans, lakes, rivers, deserts, and mountains and often bring the elements or nature-based practices into my work. Integral and metamodern philosophy as well as the great traditions of mystical poetry also guide me in my journey to make sense of the world and offer something useful.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to where collaboration could take us.
    What People Are Saying:

    • "With a unique knowledge of wisdom practices and the Bay Area outdoors, and a gift for creating a special container that helped me get to greater internal clarity on something I've been wrestling with, Spencer's facilitation is highly recommended for anyone seeking to connect deeper to their purpose and how this purpose might be expressed."Premal Shah, President, Kiva.org
    • "Spencer gave us a really thoughtful and reflective tour through the Berkeley Hills under the supermoon. It was a chance to get an evening in nature just 45 min from San Francisco."Kenneth Howery, Partner, Founders Fund

    • " You bring a holistic approach, and an awareness to self, surroundings, and experience that is quite unique, nice, and refreshing. Afterwards, I felt much more open, aware, confident, excited, and at peace."Erin Coburn, Owner, Oakland Crush
    • "We’ve been nothing but satisfied with all of Spencer’s work. It has added to the vibrancy and community appeal of our projects. And we’re looking for ways to get his hands and expertise into more areas of our work."Jamie Choy, Senior Project Manager, Signature Develoment Group
    • "I love the fact that the process gave us a chance to connect with the invisible world, trust what we were sensing through our intuition and then combine it with our logic. It is a very grounding, practical process that I plan to incorporate in my projects and work."Chingwell Mutombu, Founder, Women's Healing Center Nigeria
    • "Spencer Honeyman is a fantastic facilitator who has helped our team dig deep and move with greater efficiency and power. He has an intuitive ability to sense what is needed on a project and then lead a team through a creative process that reveals important insights. His work has benefited our team tremendously."Samuel Bernier, Relationship and Career Coach
    • "The workshop which Spencer Honeyman lead was a real eye opener. He was able to relate techniques for bridging the world of creative visualization with diverse practical projects. I now have a powerful tool to continuously include people in a dynamic creative process while working with them."Laurie Winestock, Business Owner
    • "I've had the great pleasure of participating in a number of sessions led by Spencer Honeyman. As a facilitator, he is both playful and grounded. He also manages to strike a balance between structure and flexibility that provides clear direction while also allowing groups to move in an organic direction."Carlin Getliffe, Digital Strategy Consultant

    Coaching

    Step into your power, purpose, & potential through a deep container of personal support.
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    I work with executives, leaders, change makers, and individuals to navigate the trials and tribulations of running organizations, maintaining healthy relationships, making sense of loss, enacting their dreams, and living with power and purpose.


    There are subconscious ways that individuals “leak” power, leaving them feeling tight on time, emotionally drained, and out of alignment with themselves. Through transformational, intuitive, and practical coaching techniques honed over a decade with master teachers, I create a container for my clients to see the ways that they are creating inefficiencies and integrate the root issue so that they can live more fully and authentically.


    We would be a good fit if you:

    • Are ready to do your inner work and look directly at your challenges
    • Need someone to hold you accountable and support you through transition, challenge, or leveling-up
    • Want to grow your capacity to hold multiple perspectives and make sense of complexity
    • Are looking to find a source of perpetual inner stability
    • Want to improve your skills for dealing with conflict & building innovative teams
    • Are wanting to integrate & strengthen both rational thinking and intuitive capacity
    • Desire to have bigger impact and embody your mission more fully

    If you'd like to get a sense of what it would be like to work together with this level of personal support, please drop me a note using the form below. Cheers,

    Spencer


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    Organizational Consulting

    Strengthen organizational capacity through strategic alignment, leadership + team development, and culture work.
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    Enliven in Nature

    Teams and organizations can get bogged down by day-to-day hustle and forgo important time and space for leaders to align, clarify processes, and build deeper organizational capacity. We all need space to air grievances, sort out disagreements, give/receive feedback, train new skills, and realign culture to keep moving forward for work that matters. As an intuitive facilitator and coach, I specialize in creating space for leaders and teams to properly identify where there is tension and unwind this through a balance of authentic relating and developing strategic updates to processes & structures.


    This work may involve one-on-one discussion, team facilitation, mediation between conflicting parties, or skill training workshops based on the specific organizational needs at hand. We customize interventions based on initial conversation, goals, and project scope.


    Common engagements:

    • Leadership Alignment Sessions - Bi-weekly or Monthly 
      • Clarify strategy & direction amongst founders/executive team in a facilitated space
      • Work out interpersonal tension and deepen trust
      • Slow down to identify organizational gaps
      • Map skills and capabilities that will be necessary for culture to scale
      • Reinvigorate team with discussion around what matters most
    • Team Trainings - Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly
      • Builds coherency and efficiency through a regular practice space involving an entire team or a whole organization's staff
      • Content training on specific topics such as:
        • Effective Communication
        • Creating Feedback-Rich Cultures
        • Key Skills for Self-Organization
        • Harnessing Conflict to Drive Innovation
        • High-performance Teaming
        • Working with Difference
        • Accessing Flow States for Elite Performance
        • + Custom topics - Depending on needs
    • Off-Sites / Retreats - Quarterly or Annual

      • 1-3 day facilitated team experiences
      • In-person and/or virtual
      • Outdoors (in nature) and/or indoors (retreat space)
      • Deep-dive to build skills in a live setting, deepen trust, and generate institutional alignment
      • Co-created for organizational needs around a variety of topics including: skill-training, culture building, etc.

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      Academy

      Resource yourself through live workshops, retreats, & trainings in a powerful community of practice.
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      In order to address the 'meta-crisis' that we find ourselves in globally, we need new spaces of practice for individuals to develop the skills that will help us make the transition to a new kind of planetary civilization that offers dignified lives to all beings.

      The kinds of skills traditional leadership courses support such as execution, prioritization, project management, strategy development, or even emotional intelligence are necessary but insufficient in a landscape of culture wars, exponential technology growth, and climate collapse. We need skills such as sense-making in a variegated developmental terrain, precise subtle intelligence in intersubjective spaces for effective decision-making, and consistent access to internal states of spaciousness in order to free the personality structure to be of optimal service to the whole.

      The Enliven Academy is a space of personal growth, professional development, purpose clarification, and camaraderie amongst high-functioning individuals from different backgrounds to work towards these aims. It is an intentional, tight-knit, cohort style learning group for advanced techniques of creating group coherence by using our own cohort’s dynamics as the material for learning and practice. Personal issues will surface and the intention is to help participants clarify their own learning by being a part of the process.

      The format:

      • Container of 6 months together:
        • Once/month in-person weekend gathering outdoors in a natural setting -- mainly in California -- rotating through mountain, coastal, desert, and forest.
        • Once/month online workshop to deepen practice w/ relevant guest teachers.
        • Once/month optional connection in a small study group through the course.

      The in-person meetings for the Academy are conducted outdoors in nature. There is a different kind of mindset that takes place when we step in into the outdoors together. Embodiment and land connection is an essential aspect of our work together. Each month we take to the hills, mountains, forest, or coast to draw from a different set of inspiration, symbols, and feelings tones that help us tap into different parts of ourselves.


      Skill and focus areas that we cover throughout the year:

      • Attuning to and working with group dynamics including communication and attuning to subtle energy.
      • Spotting and navigating differing values and worldviews in the room.
      • Creating the conditions for innovation to emerge.
      • Developing a meditative or pure awareness perspective to give space to what needs to happen in a group without judgement.
      • Techniques for integrating shadow material and trauma that inevitably show up.
      • Honing skills as a conflict mediator to navigate disagreement and tension.
      • Working with hierarchy, power, and identity without getting stuck in the mire.
      • Refining intuitive and somatic awareness for creative intervention in conjunction with rational approaches.

      Please use the form below to apply for the next cohort.

      Next Academy Cohort: November 2022


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      Past Clients & Partners:

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      Organizational Design Partner

      Check out Delta Developmental for your large-scale organizational design needs where Spencer works as an associate. They have excellent experience with transforming large organizations through uncertainty & crisis.
       
       


      Bio

      Spencer Honeyman

      Spencer is an experienced guide for individuals and groups going into their depths to find what matters most and then supporting its full expression above the surface. He is a graduate of Pomona College and a Certified Integral Facilitator with over a decade of study in transformational and intuitive processes with master teachers Thomas Hubl & Diane Hamilton in the subjects human development, group process, conflict resolution, and improvisation.

      Spencer worked for 5 years as the Community Director at OpenDoor Coliving where he developed and facilitated trainings and support structures to assist 17+ intentional communities build & maintain healthy, self-organizing cultures. He has taught workshops on communication and group dynamics from MIT to Marrakesh where he helps groups to reconnect to and understand their own capacity to sense intuitive information and apply it to better inform their day-to-day decision-making. Spencer serves an associate at the organizational development firm Delta Developmental and has trained for over a decade in Shadow yoga, Tibetan meditation, and the improv musical form the Art of Circlesinging.

      Spencer blends seriousness, play, spiritual practice, and grounded project-based skills to bring his clients into a higher state of collaboration and alignment with their personal & organizational purpose. Outside of Enliven, Spencer can be found making music with friends, hiking any number of California wildlands with his family, or building something with his hands in the studio.


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